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Dick Butkus

Dick Butkus

The youngest of eight children, Lithuanian American Richard Marvin “Dick” Butkus grew up in the Roseland area of Chicago’s south...

Ruta Lee

Ruta Lee

Ruta Lee (Ruta Mary Kilmonis) has had and still has an illustrious stage, screen, and television career. This Canadian born actress,...

Johnny Unitas

Johnny Unitas

John Constantine Unitas (Jonaitis) was born to Lithuanian immigrant parents in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1933. Johnny Unitas, or “Johnny...

Jack Benny

Jack Benny

Jack Benny was born Benjamin Kubelsky on February 14, 1894, in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in neighboring Waukeegan, Illinois....

Iveta Lukosiute

Iveta Lukosiute

  Iveta Lukosiute was born in Klaipeda, Lithuania, and moved to the U.S. in 1997. She has been dancing since she...

Charles Bronson

Charles Bronson

Charles Bronson, born Charles Dennis Buchinsky (or Buchinskas) in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, in the Allegheny Mountain Coal region north of Johnstown....

Sen. Dick Durbin

Sen. Dick Durbin

Durbin was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, to an Irish-American father, William Durbin, and a Lithuanian-born mother, Ann Kutkin...

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Robert Allen Zimmerman was born on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota, and raised in Hibbing, Minnesota. His paternal grandparents,...

John Gielgud

John Gielgud

John Gielgud was born in South Kensington in London to Kate Terry and Frank Gielgud. Gielgud’s father, Franciszek Giełgud, born...

Marija Gimbutas

Marija Gimbutas

Marija Gimbutas (1921-1994) was a Lithuanian-American archeologist, who had worked at Harvard and UCLA Universities. She was known for her...

Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman

Goodman was born in Chicago, the ninth of twelve children of Jewish immigrants who lived in the Maxwell Street neighborhood....

Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas

Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas

Dr. Birute Galdikas is a scientist, conservationist, and educator. For four decades, Dr. Galdikas has studied and worked closely with...

Vytas Gerulaitis

Vytas Gerulaitis

Vytautas Kevin Gerulaitis (July 26, 1954 – September 17, 1994) was born on July 26, 1954, in Brooklyn, NY, to...

Robert Zemeckis

Robert Zemeckis

Robert Lee Zemeckis is an American film director, producer and Screenwriter. Zemeckis was born in Chicago, Illinois, to a Lithuanian...

Jascha Heifetz

 Jascha Heifetz

Heifetz was born into a Jewish family in Vilnius, Lithuania. His Father, Reuven Heifetz, was a local violin teacher and...

THE 3 STOOGES

THE 3 STOOGES

The Three Stooges, for decades, the most popular slapstick comedy team in America, all hail from Jewish-Lithuanian ancestry....

Zydrunas Ilgauskas

Zydrunas Ilgauskas

Lithuanian born, Zydrunas Ilgauskas is now a former professional basketball center who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat...

Ann Jillian

Ann Jillian

Ann Jillian was born Ann Jura Nauseda in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1950. She was born to Lithuanian immigrant parents and...

Al Jolson

Al Jolson

Al Jolson was born as Asa Yoelson in what was then the village of Srednik, now known as Seredžius, in...

Anthony Kiedis

Anthony Kiedis

Anthony Kiedis, son of John Kiedis, known professionally as Blackie Dammett, and grandson of Antanas Kiedis (1878–1949) and grandmother Julija...

Jonas Kronkaitis

Jonas Kronkaitis

Vice Minister of National Defense, Republic of Lithuania and Consultant to the Prime Minister for Security Affairs (from March 1997...

Walter Matthau

Walter Matthau

Matthau was born Walter John Matthow, in New York City, on October 1, 1920, son of Jewish immigrants, Rose Berolsky...

Sean Penn

Sean Penn

Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an American actor, screenwriter and film director, also known for his political...

PINK

PINK

Pink (Alicia Beth Moore) was born on September 8, 1979, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, to Judith, a nurse, and Jim Moore,...

Maury Povich

Maury Povich

Maurice Richard “Maury” Povich is an American TV talk show host who currently hosts his self-titled talk show, Maury. Povich...

John C. Reilly

John C. Reilly

Reilly was born in Chicago, Illinois, son of an Irish American Father and a Lithuanian American mother. He is an...

Arvydas Sabonis

Arvydas Sabonis

Sabonis is widely regarded as, if not one of the best centers in the history of basketball, then the center...

J.D. Salinger

J.D. Salinger

Jerome David Salinger was born in Manhattan, New Year’s Day, 1919. His paternal grandfather, Simon, was born in Lithuania. ...

Bill Sarpalius

Bill Sarpalius

William “Bill” Sarpalius is a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, having represented From 1989 to...

Zydrunas Savickas

Zydrunas Savickas

Zydrunas Savickas, from Birzai, Lithuania, is a professional strongman and is widely considered one of the all-time greatest athletes in...

Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey

World Boxing Heavy Weight Champion Jack Sharkey (October 26, 1902 – August 17, 1994) was born to Lithuanian immigrants in...

Rep. John Shimkus

Rep. John Shimkus

John M. Shimkus is serving his 8th term in Congress and Represents the 19th District of Illinois, one of the...

Juozas Statkevicius

Juozas Statkevicius

Juozas Statkevicius is the most prominent Lithuanian fashion designer. In addition, he is also a renowned theater costume designer, professional...

Jason Sudeikis

Jason Sudeikis

Sudeikis was born Daniel Jason Sudeikis in Fairfax, Virginia, the son of Kathryn and Dan Sudeikis. His uncle is actor...

Vyto Ruginis

Vyto Ruginis

Chicago born (1956), Vyto Ruginis, is a Lithuanian American actor and producer.   Ruginis has appeared in numerous blockbuster films,  including, Moneyball (2011), The...

Tony Zemaitis

Tony Zemaitis

Tony Zemaitis (Antanas Kazimieras Zemaitis) was a pioneer master craftsman of guitars. The elaborate engraving, breathtaking pearl or exquisite...

Laurence Harvey

 Laurence Harvey

Harvey maintained throughout his life that his birth name was Laruschka Mischa Skikne. However, his legal name was Zvi Mosheh...

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